Frequently we are starting an endeavor and from the start we encounter strong resistance to our efforts, not even from people but from circumstances around us. Are those Obstacles the Sign from Above that we are on a wrong path and should use our resources differently? or, may be otherwise, those obstacles are simply an opposition to holiness and should…
What follows is a number of Shabbat meditations and a short summary of the Torah principles which they are based on. All of these meditations are drawn from a series of Shabbat essays taught by the previous Slonimer Rebbe (Zatzal) in the second volume of his work Netivot Shalom.
The common thread running through all of his essays (and I have only chosen a select few) is consciousness … the unique sublime Garden of Eden consciousness that we all can get a taste of in this world with a concerted effort…… and thereby sensitize ourselves to a life of true paradise in this world and in the next one.
I hope that by practicing these meditations we can open up more and more of this sensitivity.
Communication doesn’t only come as a stream of information filling your mind with amazing revelations – this would be nice but most of us simply don’t have the minds and souls developed enough for this.
Frequently it comes as “synchronicity” ” meaningful “coincidence” of events in our life, for example turning on the radio and having talk-show host to answer the question you just asked in your mind.
Body signals are another way our soul communicates to us – we need to develop sensitivity to this non-verbal language our Neshama uses.
The main reason of inability to hear own soul is constant absorption in our ego-drives.
No believe system can give us a GPS-like directions through life, and no mentor can do it for you either.
Those pathways leave us grasping for the ultimate answer to the question:
�How do I really know which decision is right?�
The great news is that we all have our own GPS with complete map of our life and almost unlimited visibility.